Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Health – Office for Addictive Disorders will be sponsoring public forums throughout the state to inform the public about statewide programs and services that are available to prevent and treat addiction.

“The forums will allow concerned citizens the opportunity to express community needs as they relate to the treatment and prevention of addiction,” said Michael Duffy, assistant secretary for the Office of Addictive Disorders.

This year’s theme is “Together We Stand: Building Collaboratives to Treat, Prevent and Recover from Addictions.” 

The theme was selected in the hope these forums will result in communities coming together in the fight against substance abuse and addiction.

The Office of Addictive Disorders provides a full range of prevention and treatment services to those affected by substance abuse and problem gambling.  These services include outpatient clinics, outreach clinics and inpatient treatment centers throughout the state.

PUBLIC FORUMS

 

Region

Date/Time

Location

Regional

Coordinator

OAD

Representative

MHSD

4/17/07

10 a.m.

Noon

MHSD Office

400 Poydras St., Suite 800

New Orleans, LA

James Jones

Dr. Rochelle Dunham

CAHSD

3/21/07

9 a.m.

11 a.m.

CAHSD

4615 Government St., Bldg. 2

Baton Rouge, LA

Rubby Douglas

Bill Blanchard

III

3/28/07

10 a.m.

Noon

St. Bridget Catholic Church

2076 W. Main St.

Schriever, LA

Lelani Brunet

Quinetta Womack

IV

3/21/07

3 p.m.

5 p.m.

Clifton Chenier Center

220-B West Willow St.

Lafayette, LA

Gertrude Roy

Brenda Lands

 

V

3/22/07

10:00 a.m.

Noon

Central School Arts & Humanities Center

809 Kirby St.

Lake Charles, LA

Charmine Landry

Galen Schum

 

VI

3/9/07

10 a.m.

Noon

Pineville Community Center

708 Main St.

Pineville, LA

Egan Jones

Bill Blanchard

VII

3/12/07

7:30 a.m.

9:30 a.m.

University Club

401 Market St.

Shreveport, LA

Jessie Walker

Charlene Gradney

 

VIII

3/20/07

10 a.m.

Noon

West Monroe Convention

901 Ridge Ave.

West Monroe, LA

Avis Carroll

Brenda Lands

FPHSA

4/20/07

10 a.m.

 Noon

Make A Start RecoveryCenter

Large Assembly Building

28962 LA Hwy 43

Albany, LA

Sue Kennedy

Leslie Brougham

JPHSA

4/10/07

6:30 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

Celebration Church

2701 Transcontinental Dr.

Metairie, LA

Angela Henry

Tom Dumas

 

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